Dubious game being played in country: Nawaz

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Islamabad, Apr 04: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday claimed that a dubious game was being played in the country to which seasoned politicians were privy, ‘Express News’ reported.

Speaking to journalists outside the accountability court in Islamabad, which is hearing references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the Sharif family, the deposed premier said recent developments in Balochistan were suspicious.

Terming the recently-elected Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani a man of dubious character, Nawaz added that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi should take notice of such activities.

Elaborating further, the PML-N Quaid said the country managed to attain freedom from the British but is now trapped in martial laws. “There is no room to delay the general elections, it will not be accepted,” warned Nawaz.

A politician should have principles and an ideology, he said as he evoked that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan had previously termed Zardari a disease and pledged to never shake hands with him. “Ask him, did PTI not stamp on the teer symbol in the Senate elections?”

“I do not know the internal workings, but the antics of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari are shameful,” said the former prime minister while continuing his criticism of the PPP’s co-chairman.

Referring to his application to visit his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, being rejected, Nawaz said doctors in London wanted him to be present for consultations on vital medical decisions related to his wife’s treatment. “They did not allow me to visit my wife.”

When the journalists pointed out that the judge had allowed him to travel in between hearings and he had five days to do so, Nawaz said two days are spent in travelling and added that the last break fell on the weekend when the doctors did not consult.

Speaking of the meeting between Prime Minister Abbasi and the chief justice, Nawaz maintained that he had not discussed the meet with the premier. “People have been waiting decades for court decisions but the chief justice is busy in checking the quality of milk,” he said.


Responding to another query on increased load-shedding in the country despite the government’s claims, the PML-N leader claimed that load-shedding was at a minimum during his tenure as the capacity of electricity was increased by thousands of megawatts.

“I will speak to the government about it to find out whether this was related to non-payment issues or something else.”


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